Huntington Beach Jail
The Huntington Beach Police Department operates a Type I City Jail facility located at:
Huntington Beach Police Department/Jail Facility
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA.
Serving Orange County, CA, the Huntington Beach Police Station is a substation. Unless quickly bailed out, arrestees booked into this facility will remain in custody until they go to court. The Huntington Beach Police Department may transfer the inmate to a nearby County Jail. An inmate staying in custody until court will be transported to the Inmate Reception Center. The IRC will then determine to which county jail to transfer the inmate. Women are booked into the nearest women’s jail facility. It's in the inmates best interest to be bailed out of a substation before being transferred to another jail. Being transferred to a County Jail can take a day or days to be processed.
Whether the person is in custody at a substation or a County Jail, he or she can't be bail bonded until they are booked into the jail.
The Booking Process
If you or your loved one is arrested for a crime, you will be checked into or “booked” into the jail. This is the process the Police Department enacts to register and enter charges against a person believed to have violated the law, immediately classified as an inmate. This booking process includes recording of the inmate's personal information and description, photograph (also known as mug shot), fingerprinting, and a Department of Justice records check. Any personal property and money is also taken from the accused. Booking officers take possession, verify and record all items taken.
Upon entering the Huntington Beach City Jail, inmates are asked a series of questions to evaluate their physical and mental health. The Detention Officer conducting the booking provides the inmate with a list of the facility rules and items available to the inmate. Finally, the inmate is allowed to make telephone calls in accordance with California Penal Code Section 851.1.
Bail and Bond
All inmates booked in the Huntington Beach City Jail are eligible for release on bail or bond, unless specified by warrant, court order or bail schedule, or the level of the inmate's intoxication makes release unsafe to the inmate.
The bail schedule is established pursuant to the Uniform Bail Procedures Committee and approved by the judges of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. Bail is the deposit of Cash, Cashiers Check, Money Order, or Personal Check from a California Bank for the entire amount of the amount specified. Deposited monies will be returned after the appearance of the individual bailed out and according to the rules established by the court receiving the bail.
Bond is the deposit of a Surety Bond by a Licensed Bail Bond Company for the amount of the bail. The Huntington Beach Police Department or its employees will not recommend any specific Bail Bond Company.
Brent Meyerson regularly provides bail bonds services to Huntington Beach jail inmates and can answer any questions regarding the Huntington Beach jail, booking process or bail bonds directly at 1-888-443-8688.
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